OTERO Alejandro Daniel
congresos y reuniones científicas
Spectral-Element Implementation of the KLE Method: a (w, v) Formulation of the NavierStokes Equations
A. D. OTERO (EXPOSITOR); F. L. PONTA
Santa Fe, Argentina
Congreso; ENIEF 2006 - XV Congreso sobre Métodos Numéricos y sus Aplicaciones; 2006
The kinematic Laplacian equation (KLE) method is a novel procedure belonging to the vorticity-velocity (w, v) family known as the hybrid formulation of the NavierStokes equations. The results of its early classical FEM implementation exhibited satisfactory agreement with experimental measurements. However, thinking on future implementations of the KLE method, it is worth to know its behavior with different space and time discretization techniques. To this end, we started a systematic analysis of the particularities of a high-order implementation of the KLE by spectral-element techniques.Different aspects of the high-order implementation by spectral elements of this novel procedure are discussed in this work. The well-known problem of a semi-infinite region of stationary fluid bounded by an infinite horizontal flat plate impulsively started is used in different ways to conduct comparative evaluation tests. This time-dependant boundary-layer-development problem has an exact analytic solution, allowing to compare the numerical solution against it. Results are analyzed and conclusions presented.